Assam NRC list: Mamata slams Centre, calls it ‘botched-up process’

Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has slammed Centre for the NRC list that was released at 10 am on Saturday as uncertainty looms over 19 lakh people who were not part of that list. Mamata, while slamming the Central Government, termed this move as guided by ‘ulterior motive’ and a ‘botched-up’ process.

The TMC supremo tweeted, “The NRC fiasco has exposed all those who tried to take political mileage out of it. They have a lot to answer to the nation.  This is what happens when an act is guided by an ulterior motive rather than the good of the society and the larger interest of the nation.”

“My heart goes out to all those, especially the large number of Bengali speaking brothers and sisters, who are made to suffer because of this botched-up process,” she further wrote in her tweet. 

Now, over 19 lakh people will have to prove their citizenship who were left out of the NRC, a step aimed at identifying legal residents and keeping out illegal immigrants from the state. 3.11 crore people have been included in the list.

NRC is a big move by BJP after returning to the power for the second time in a row. Scrapping Article 370 and extending NRC were top priorities of the BJP government that featured in their 2019 Lok Sabha Elections manifesto.

Bhartendhu Sharma

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